Thursday, December 20, 2012

History Goes Berserk For "Vikings"

Sneak Peek new images and footage from "Vikings", the upcoming nine-part scripted series premiering March 3, 2013 on HISTORY :

"...portraying the world of these 'Dark Age' raiders, traders, explorers – not from an outsider’s view, but through the eyes of 'Viking' society..."

"...filled with conflict, warfare and bloodshed, 'Vikings' is also a family saga at heart, following 'Ragnar Lothbrok' (Travis Fimmel), always looking to break through barriers and discover new worlds to conquer. 

"A farmer and family man, Ragnar is deeply frustrated by the unadventurous policies of his local chieftain, 'Earl Haraldson' (Gabriel Byrne), who continues to send his raiders east every summer, to the Baltic states and Russia, whose populations are as materially poor as themselves. 

"'Vikings' will chart Ragnar’s ambitions to discover civilizations across the great ocean to the west, as well as inevitable conflicts and adventures along the way..." 

Created and scripted by Michael Hirst, cast also includes Katheryn Winnick, Jessalyn Gilsig, George Blagden and Clive Standen.

"Vikings" is an international Irish/Canadian co-production, co-produced by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Vikings".